Since the end of October and until February, 11 students from the Engineering and Business Science major and 14 PhD students are taking part in this entrepreneurship program. Students enroll in this program on a voluntary basis either to learn about entrepreneurship or to nurture an emerging project.
Every Wednesday, the students spend 7 to 8 hours on the various steps of starting a business: ideation, design thinking, lean startup, funding, economic models, marketing and social media, etc. Experts from the area’s industrial ecosystem, partners of the ENSTARTUPS business incubator, are involved in the program to teach students about these major principles and help them adapt these principles to their own project.
None of these experts work at ENSTA Bretagne. The aim is to help the students build their network and show them how strong the area’s industrial ecosystem is,
says Antonin Raffarin, head of the ENSTARTUPS business incubator and the driving force behind this training program.
The training will end with the drafting of an individual business plan. It is possible that some participants will join the ENSTARTUPS business incubator before the end of 2019.